Samsung’s subsequent superphone — the Galaxy S24 and S24 Ultra — may not be distant. We already love Samsung’s Galaxy S23 collection, from the entry-level mannequin with its stable all-round efficiency, to the top-end S23 Ultra with its unbelievable digital camera system and S Pen stylus. But the tech world would not sit nonetheless for lengthy, and there are many rumors about Samsung’s subsequent era of telephones, the Galaxy S24 line.
We’ve sifted by means of the rumor mill to attempt to determine simply what Samsung’s subsequent superphones will provide, once they’ll be introduced, and the way a lot they may price.
All rumors must be taken with a pinch of salt. And they’re unlikely to cease rolling in, so we’ll preserve this text up to date as we hear extra.
When will the Samsung Galaxy S24 launch?
Samsung took the wraps off the S23 line and S22 line at Galaxy Unpacked occasions in February 2023 and February 2022, respectively. We strongly count on the corporate to comply with the identical timeline for the subsequent fashions, with a February 2024 launch occasion and the telephones occurring sale throughout the following weeks.
How a lot will the Galaxy S24 price?
There are no agency particulars on pricing, however we do not count on any important modifications from the S23 lineup. For reference, the bottom S23 mannequin begins at $800, the Plus at $1,000 and the Ultra at $1,200. The Galaxy S lineup has completely different fashions for individuals buying on completely different budgets and it is a tactic Samsung has used for many generations of its telephones.
Will there be a number of Galaxy S24 variations?
Almost definitely, sure. As talked about, the a number of fashions technique is one which Samsung has used for a while, and all present rumors counsel the corporate will launch no less than two variations of the S24: a base mannequin and an Ultra model. Some trade analysts have advised that the Plus mannequin could be scrapped to create extra separation between the bottom and Ultra, however different sources disagree.
What concerning the Galaxy S24 collection design and show?
Tipster @Tech_Reve suggests Samsung can be sticking to a lot the identical design as this 12 months, no less than for the bottom S24 and S24 Plus. Both telephones are anticipated to take care of the floating digital camera lenses, reasonably than the stable digital camera unit seen on the sooner S22 and S22 Plus.
The S24 Ultra could get some more-noticeable tweaks, if solely within the discount of the variety of digital camera lenses seen on the again. Tech_Reve predicts that the S24 Ultra will lose the 3x digital camera lens, which is able to imply fewer lenses within the digital camera cluster — although that will not be the case, as we’ll talk about later. Other rumors counsel the Ultra mannequin can be made with a lighter, stronger titanium body, however whether or not that is visually noticeable stays to be seen.
Most rumors counsel that the show sizes will stay just about the identical as final 12 months, that means we count on a 6.1-inch base Galaxy S24, a 6.6-inch S24 Plus and a 6.8-inch S24 Ultra.
And the Galaxy S24 collection cameras?
Rumors aren’t clear about what precisely to count on in relation to the cameras within the S24 vary, with some earlier experiences saying we’ll see a a lot bigger predominant digital camera sensor, and different newer rumors suggesting the digital camera specs will stay basically the identical.
The latter rumors come mainly from recognized leakster Ice Universe, a supply with a wonderful observe document, so the discuss of a much bigger predominant digital camera sensor is arguably much less thrilling. That’s a disgrace, as a result of the S23 Ultra’s cameras have not actually modified that a lot for a number of generations, whereas competitors from each Apple and Google has remained fierce. A bigger digital camera sensor may make a major distinction in enhancing picture high quality. That mentioned, Ice Universe has additionally advised that the S24 Ultra’s 3x zoom could get a decision bump as much as 50 megapixels.
Other rumors counsel the Ultra will lose the devoted 3x optical zoom lens and as a substitute go all in with the 10x optical zoom, upgrading it to permit for various zoom ranges. A steady optical zoom has been rumored for a while, but when Ice Universe is to be believed, we could have to attend one other era to see it in use.
How concerning the Galaxy S24 collection specs?
Though it is virtually sure some S24 fashions will use the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, anticipated to be launched later this 12 months, experiences counsel Samsung could revert to utilizing its personal Exynos chips in sure areas.
In earlier generations, together with the S22 line, Samsung used Qualcomm chips in some areas (together with the US) however opted for its personal Exynos processors in different areas (together with the UK). The reasoning wasn’t at all times clear, however it was notable that the S23 line used Qualcomm silicon in all areas, with no trace of Exynos.
Rumors about Samsung’s S23 FE, the extra inexpensive model of the vary, anticipated later this 12 months, counsel it will use Exynos chips. And it is potential Samsung will once more go for a mixture of chips for the S24 vary when it launches subsequent 12 months.
Other leaks counsel that the bottom S24 and S24 Plus may get a bump as much as 12GB of RAM, with the Ultra going as much as 16GB.
At this level there aren’t many different credible rumors. We do, nonetheless, count on Samsung to stay with the S Pen stylus within the S24 Ultra, in addition to introduce a brand new vary of colours all through the entire collection. We’d like to see a return to expandable storage (however that will not occur), and you may count on options like IP68 water resistance, in-screen fingerprint scanners and excessive refresh price shows on all fashions.